First I think that late postmodernist art became mostly a formula to
produce work that want to be in conformity with its social context.
I don't think that the work with technology has to be at the expense of a
holistic discussion of this work within the culture, because the new
technologies are implicitly part of this culture.
Again, let's go over this outdated form/content opposition.
Being in San Francisco, we also get so much of this social morality within
dance and other art work that we ask: where is the aesthetic component?
On Fri, 1 May 1998, Doug Rosenberg wrote:
> "The discussions going on concerning form/content issues are hilarious.
> I don't think the discussions are hilarious at all, in fact very useful.
> Critical discourse on the work of art is invaluable, however the
> tendency to speak about post modern tools and methodologies in a
> modernist framework negates the context of the work of art in question.
> If this list server is simply a way to trade anecdotal information
> about each of our discoveries vis. a vis. new technology then perhaps I
> am writing this for no reason. However as an artist practicing in the
> post modern era, I am very concerned with issues of content and context
> as well as the political implications of any new or emerging technology.
> The privliging of technology is at the expense of a wholistic
> discussion of the work of art within the culture it springs from. Any
> Douiglas Rosenberg
> UW Madison